Treasure of the Pacific Ocean, belonging to New Zealand although it is independent, the Cook Island archipelago is composed of 15 islands, spread in atolls in the north and high volcanic islands in the south. The Cook Islands offer dream stays, with always amazing views out onto the lagoon. The islands are spread over a total surface of 850,000 sq mi.
The beauty and temperature of the Southern seas (23 to 27°C).
The lack of big hotels.
Water activities in the lagoons: undersea diving, fishing, swimming, sailing...
The islands are pretty but you will have to share them! The sheer amount of tourists has led to the spoiling of the fellow feelings of inhabitants towards travellers.
Flights between the different islands are not great for those with tight budgets.
Plan to bring a camera and film before leaving. No camping: it's prohibited! Skimpy clothing is strongly unadviseable during visits to villages. Going topless is only allowed on hotel beaches. Do not give tips, Polynesian people would feel insulted; it is better to offer a gift. End of July, Constitution Day celebrates in joy the independence of Cook Islands with parades, exhibitions and different traditional events; it is worth taking a look.